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Methadone vs. Suboxone

Opiate addiction has claimed the lives of millions of people for centuries. For a long time, there were no medical treatments for addiction to drugs like morphine or heroin. Science, however, has caught up to the problem and has given us medical solutions to addiction. The two most widely used [...]

2019-04-20T00:36:16+00:00 April 20th, 2019|Blog, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction|

Suboxone Addiction

The drug Suboxone is designed to help opioid addicts stop using drugs by tapering them off gradually. Opioid drugs like heroin, morphine, and pain relievers like hydrocodone and oxycodone are incredibly addictive and cannot be stopped cold turkey. Suboxone works to stop opioid addiction, but not become addictive itself.  The [...]

2019-04-11T10:10:53+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Detox, Drug Addiction, Drug Information|

Fentanyl Patch Abuse

Fentanyl was developed as a powerful painkiller for patients who developed resistance to narcotic pain medication. It is powerful opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Fentanyl is usually prescribed to cancer patients and those with terminal, painful conditions. The drug [...]

2019-04-08T01:47:37+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Recovery Center in Florida | Effects of Heroin

Heroin has become increasingly more popular over the years as the opioid epidemic has continued to grow. Most people that find themselves using heroin actually started with painkillers. Many people who are/were addicted to painkillers switched to heroin because it is cheaper and easier to get while having the same [...]

2017-12-29T21:07:23+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Blog, Drug Addiction, Drug Information|

Palm Beach Treatment Center | What Is an Opioid?

Over the years, the opioid epidemic has hit an all-time high. About 20,000 people die from opioid overdose every year. Let’s take a look at what opioids are and why misusing them can be dangerous from your Palm Beach treatment center. What Is an Opioid? An opioid is a synthetic [...]

2017-12-14T16:04:20+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Addiction, Blog, Drug Addiction, Drug Information, Prescription Drugs|

Suboxone for Heroin Addiction

In 2002, the FDA approved the use of the Suboxone for heroin addiction. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine has numerous advantages over methadone and naltrexone. As a medication-assisted treatment, it suppresses withdrawal symptoms and cravings for opioids, does not cause euphoria in the opioid-dependent patient, and it [...]

The different types of Heroin Treatment | South Florida Drug Rehab

Every day, people who use heroin attempt to quit using the drug on their own without seeking heroin treatment. Few however, succeed, and end up relapsing as a result due to the powerful, addictive nature of this dangerous opiate. Learn More: Intro to Heroin Detox Simply put, heroin addiction is [...]

2017-06-30T16:19:11+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Addiction, Detox, Drug Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Medication Assisted Heroin Addiction Treatment | Florida Drug Rehab

A variety of effective treatments are available for heroin addiction, including both behavioral and pharmacological (medications). Both approaches help to restore a degree of normalcy to brain function and behavior, resulting in increased employment rates and lower risk of HIV and other diseases and criminal behavior. Although behavioral and medication-assisted [...]

Heroin Detox Symptoms | What to Look For

While heroin detox symptoms are not lethal, they can be quite unpleasant and can trigger a relapse. That is why it is crucial to endure this period if one is determined to quit abusing the drug. Read More: Heroin Detox Medications Withdrawal often brings the following heroin detox symptoms anxiety [...]

2018-06-28T15:49:57+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Addiction, Detox, Drug Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Heroin Detox Medications

The U.S. Food and Drug administration approved buprenorphine (branded drugs include Suboxone and Subutex) as heroin detox medications for the use of opioid withdrawal and as a maintenance therapy. Learn More: Introduction to the Heroin Detox Process How do heroin detox medications work? In terms of the withdrawal process, these [...]

2017-06-25T13:19:20+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Addiction, Detox, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Rehabilitation|